The last few entries have all been about “opportunity” and we have specifically discussed the following:
1. Opportunity IS Knocking!
2. The importance of SEEING the Opportunity
And, now, today we will go one step further and talk about the necessity of “SEIZING the Opportunity”.
Yes, opportunity presents itself to us each and every second of each and every day. And, yes, we must open our mind before we can open up our eyes and ears to see and hear that opportunity. But, then what?
It’s one thing for us to “see” opportunity and say, “Well look! There is opportunity!” That’s great and it IS part of the process, but we MUST take it beyond the discovery of opportunity.
In the Bible, Jesus talks about a wise man and a foolish man. The wise man builds his house upon a rock (as opposed to the foolish man building his house on the sand) and it withstood the storm .You guess it, the foolish man’s house did not withstand the storm. Jesus then compares the wise man to someone that, not only HEARS what is said, but then ACTS upon what they have heard!
Hear and do! For our purposes today, we could say – SEE and SEIZE or SEE and ACT!
In one of the recent messages I used the phrase, “You wouldn’t know opportunity if it crawled up in your lap and called you ‘Daddy’!” As funny as that sounds there are many that are waiting for opportunity to do just that – crawl up in their lap and present itself!
I get very frustrated, for example, with people that moan and whine about needing a job. Perhaps they even pray, “Oh Lord! Help me! Help me find a job! I need a job!” But then, a job comes open and then they disqualify that job (OPPORTUNITY) for one reason or another.
Are you kidding me?
So what if it’s minimum wage? Sure, I understand that you cannot support your family very well or plan a future on minimum wage. But, PAY ATTENTION – you START OFF at minimum wage and then it is up to you as to what happens from there! Opportunity is being presented – what will YOU do with it?
Will you listen to the negative forces around you and pass it up? Or, will you SEE it and SEIZE it?
Obviously, it’s your choice – but choose wisely for that opportunity (whatever it may be) may not come knocking again.
Know that opportunity exists every day.
Open your mind which will allow you to open your ears and eyes to this opportunity.
SEE the opportunity.
SEIZE the opportunity.
Oh, and there’s one more thing necessary – WORK the opportunity. That’s our message in the next podcast and blog entry.
Think about it. Act upon it and, until next time…..
“Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)”